Differentiate between species and taxon

cbse
cbse-class-9-science
diversity-in
living-organisms

#1

Differentiate between species and taxon.

Answer: Species and taxon differ in the following ways:

  • Species represents the basic taxonomic category while the taxon represents any level of taxonomic category.
  • Species is always monophyletic while a taxon may be monophyletic or polyphyletic.
  • Species, being a rank, is an abstract term while a taxon represents a group of various living beings.